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Address: 240 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534-1003
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+1 706-265-4703
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Home to more than 1,500 acres of mountainous terrain and the highest...

Home to more than 1,500 acres of mountainous terrain and the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

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Hike to the top of the falls

We Took the AT approach trail up the mountain to the top of the falls and then took the stairs down. Out party included a 9yo and a baby in a on ergo carrier. We were there in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wellington, Florida
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Wellington, Florida
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We Took the AT approach trail up the mountain to the top of the falls and then took the stairs down. Out party included a 9yo and a baby in a on ergo carrier. We were there in early spring and parts of the trail were not well maintained. It was certainly not a pleasant stroll in the woods. The... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After seeing all these 5 star reviews for the Falls, I am clearly an outlier. My husband and I went yesterday to hike up to see the Falls. Parking was reasonable at $5/car. Visitor center was helpful, with clean bathrooms on a side building. Picnic tables and a large children's plastic play set near center. Walked up the 600+ steps,... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple stay...for cabin getaway! Breakfast is typical buffet charge, but if you're gluten free , ask for separate scrabbled eggs. Beds are okay.. I suggest 2" mattress toppers or higher quality mattress upgrades by the hotel. The view is immaculate, since it's on hilltop of state park!

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Saluda, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting Amicalola Falls since I was in my early teens. It's a beautiful place. The Falls are so pretty and the walk up is doable for just about anyone if you take it slow. In recent years the steps have been installed. There are several other trails to hike, including the AT, and now a zip-line. The visitors... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's as touristy as a "hike" can be. There is a path to get to the top of the falls. The first part is steep paved trail, then 1/3 the way up it switches over to wood/grated stairs. It's truly beautiful at the top, and fun to say you climbed a mountain (my fitbit said 60 floors). But not super... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent our honeymoon here several years ago. We went back today and it is even better. The views are spectacular and the waterfall is beautiful. The staff are very helpful.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful hike, but be aware if you have bad knees that it will hurt! I definitely recommend the stairs hike for viewing the falls, but there are over 600 stairs altogether, so be aware! If you aren't in the best shape, there are plenty of places to pause and rest as you walk up them! I took... More 

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East Ellijay, Georgia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

There are stairs you can climb from the top to the bottom and vice versa. It is very beautiful. There is a play ground at the bottom and plenty of picnic tables at the top as well. Also there is a big field so bring a blanket in the spring time and have a picnic. Also there is camping at... More 

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place for just a day hike or spending a few days. Trails are well maintained. Take your camera there are plenty of photo opportunities. Nice place for families.

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JBryantAFSP, General Manager at Amicalola Falls State Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a few moments to review your visit to our park. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you will come back to see us again very soon! Thanks, again! Joe Jon Bryant General Manager Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge 418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Road Dawsonville,... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We just hiked up to the top of the falls. It was a great time hiking, not too busy either. The views were stupendous, and we had a great time. The stairs down kept playing ticks on my depth perception, which made it a bit difficult. All in all a great day, and the views we saw made those stairs... More 

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JBryantAFSP, General Manager at Amicalola Falls State Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting with us at Amicalola Falls State Park! We are so glad you enjoyed the awesome hike up the stairs and were challenged to complete it so that you could take in some amazing views! Please come again and see us very soon! Joe Jon Bryant General Manager Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge 418... More 

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